The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa Voted ‘Top Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East’

Congratulations to The Twelve Apostles, one of our favorite Cape Town hotels, for being voted as one of the Top Hotel Spas in Africa and the Middle East!

Cape Town’s Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, part of the family-owned Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has been voted the Top Hotel Spa in Africa and the Middle East award in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards. Adding to its’ growing list of international accolades, it not only scooped the coveted 1st position, but was also ranked in the Top 100 Hotels overall, and awarded the third place on the list of Top City Hotels in Africa and the Middle East. Survey results were based on ratings by the readers of Travel + Leisure in the following categories: rooms/facilities, location, service, restaurants/food, and value. Winners will be honoured at an awards ceremony inNew York on 19 July, and the results will be published in the August issue of Travel + Leisure magazine (due for release on 20 July).

Says Horst Frehse, general manager of The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, ‘It’s a wonderful reward after a major investment not only in terms of the renovations that now provide excellent surroundings to our guests, but also in terms of selecting and training the therapists that provide professional services that contribute even more to the unique location of the Twelve Apostles.’

Poised above the Atlantic Ocean on one of the world’s most scenic routes and offering endless views across the Atlantic Ocean, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is celebrating its 10th birthday in November. Well established as the city’s leading boutique hotel, it prides itself in offering guests that ‘personal touch’. Designed by Toni Tollman, the interior design is inspired by its namesake, creating a fresh, calming environment that artfully combines sophistication with simplicity, comfort and elegance. The hotel boasts 70 bedrooms and suites, including the Presidential Suite; two swimming pools perched above the ocean; Azure restaurant, the Café Grill, and the Leopard Room Bar; a 16-seater private cinema; as well as meeting, events and weddings facilities for up to 90 guests.

The Spa at The Twelve Apostles underwent a complete transformation a year ago, to ensure and offer the ultimate in style and tranquillity. Natural muted tones of whites, beiges, stones and marble were chosen to exude a calming, light and spiritual ambience, where guests can succumb to the hands of expert therapists with treatments that heal, restore and pamper. It features seven superbly-equipped treatment rooms for dual and single treatments with a hydrotherapy bath and rain showers, as well as a Rasul Chamber for traditional cleansing rituals using steam and mud. Other spa facilities include a Perfect Finish Salon for manicures and pedicures, a Tranquillity Lounge and Wild Lanyana Aromatherm Room for hydrotherapy treatments and a Vichy Shower, as well as two outdoor gazebos with panoramic mountain and sea views.

Focussing on holistic principles the Spa combines ancient wisdom with modern technology, and its’ range of B|Africa products are inspired by the beautiful natural surroundings of all three Red Carnation Hotel Collection properties in South Africa: The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat and The Oyster Box. For more information, please visit The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa website.

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